Politics + Government

Haley opts for state-run primary, DeSantis picks party-run caucus

BY: - October 16, 2023

The cast is set for Nevada’s duel Republican presidential contests, as the last two well-known holdouts announced which contest they’d compete in. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has filed for the Feb. 6 Nevada presidential preference primary administered by the state, according to the Nevada Secretary of State’s office. And the New York Times […]

Lombardo parrots Cuomo in effort to invalidate Ethics Commission 

BY: - October 16, 2023

Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo is taking a page from the playbook of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his quest to nullify the Nevada Ethics Commission, and in the process, undue the commission’s imposition of a $20,000 fine and determination that Lombardo willfully violated ethics law. Cuomo, once considered a star of the Democratic […]


The Inflation Reduction Act will rein in drug company price gouging. Finally.

BY: - October 13, 2023

After years of working at the DMV, I’m enjoying my retirement here in Nevada with my husband, who retired after serving as a Commercial Enforcement Trooper with the Nevada Highway Patrol. But like so many seniors and retirees, I can’t help but worry about the skyrocketing and unpredictable cost of prescription drugs. As we age, […]

Has Nevada missed the boat on public power? 

BY: - October 5, 2023

NV Energy customers are paying more for electricity than ratepayers in any of the mountain states. But in pockets of Nevada where electric utilities are publicly owned and operated, customers are  paying a fraction of their big city counterparts.  In Boulder City, just 30 miles south of Las Vegas, the average power bill for a […]


What if McCarthy was as good as it gets?

BY: - October 5, 2023

House Democrats, including the trio from Nevada, who this week all voted to tell Kevin McCarthy “you’re fired” (or words to that effect), made an assortment of points, including but not limited to:  1) McCarthy is an untrustworthy buffoon 2) Republicans built this, it’s their problem  3) Getting rid of McCarthy offers the hope that […]

Statements from NV’s House Democrats on voting with Gaetz to oust McCarthy

BY: - October 4, 2023

Every Democrat in the House voted with the eight Republicans led by Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz to oust California Republican Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House Tuesday. The House is now at a complete standstill, with a Republican interim speaker pro tem, North Carolina’s Patrick McHenry, whose sole authorized responsibility in that position is […]

Brown avoids abortion issue on campaign, but attends anti-abortion rights gala

BY: - October 3, 2023

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sam Brown last month quietly attended an anti-abortion rights organization’s annual gala — a hint at where he stands on an issue he has largely tried to downplay on the campaign trail. Brown and his campaign did not publicize his attendance at Nevada Right to Life’s 16th Annual Friends for Life […]

State plans for presidential primary, says GOP’s caucus is GOP’s business

BY: - September 29, 2023

Nevada’s top election officials on Thursday expressed confidence in their ability to dutifully administer a presidential primary in early February, but they largely sidestepped discussing the obvious potential for mass voter confusion that may arise from a competing party-run presidential caucus scheduled for the same week. Democrats in the Nevada Legislature attempted to move the […]


Nevada’s most important taxpayers deserve a rebate

BY: - September 28, 2023

Nevada’s tax structure makes its working class poorer. In Nevada, the smaller your income, the higher the percentage of your income you pay in taxes. Nevadans with the lowest incomes pay an effective tax rate that is five times higher than that paid by the state’s wealthiest residents, according to one independent analysis. (There exists […]

Rosen joins senators calling for Menendez to resign

BY: - September 26, 2023

Update: As of Tuesday afternoon the number of senators calling for Menendez’s resignation had climbed to 18, all of whom are Democrats. Nevada Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen became the seventh U.S. Senator to call for fellow Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez to resign after the New Jersey senator’s indictment last week. “The well-documented political corruption charges […]

A ‘disaster’ nears: Millions of federal workers’ paychecks would be on hold in a shutdown

BY: - September 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than 3.5 million federal employees and military personnel — many in the Washington, D.C., area but also scattered across the states and around the globe — are bracing for another partial government shutdown, as U.S. House Republicans struggle to produce a short-term plan to fund the government past the end of the […]

U.S. House GOP spending bills falter as Congress struggles to avoid a shutdown

BY: and - September 19, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats said Tuesday they are preparing their own short-term spending bill that they believe will garner bipartisan support, a decision that could stave off a partial government shutdown — and as House Republicans failed to advance two spending bills. The Senate move would work as long as the House votes to […]